Governors

What a Governor does

A foundation trust is overseen by a Council of Governors who are elected by its Members (public and staff) and appointed by local organisations. A public or staff Governor is elected to represent the constituency of which they are a member.

As a minimum, a Governor is expected to attend meetings of the Council of Governors four times a year and to participate in other activities arranged by the Council, including regular committee meetings and Members’ events.

We support our Governors with training sessions to help them with their duties. The position is unpaid, however, expenses incurred (such as travel) when carrying out the duties of a Governor, will be reimbursed.

Governor elections

Click here to see the uncontested constituencies.

Click here to see the elected candidates.

Contact

Tel: Freephone +44 (0)800 085 2471
Email: governors@swft.nhs.uk